The Madhya Pradesh Government is planning to make Yoga education compulsory from class I to V in schools across the state. The Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has directed the school education department to prepare course for practical and theory for Yoga education within a month.
The Minister said it is important to raise master Yoga trainers who will then train teachers. Yoga education is already being imparted to students of class VI to VIII in the state. It entails teaching and reading material has been provided for introduction to Yoga, various Yogic postures or asanas, pranayama, mudras and meditation.
Yoga for kids is widely applied for stimulating the physical, mental and emotional abilities of a child. It also helps in improving students’ concentration thereby helping them in their studies.